Tomek Kondrat · Jun 25, 2014 at 05:00 am

Bring Back Native Facebook Sync on Your Device with Xposed

A few years ago when the whole Android party was starting, Google and Facebook were really closely integrated. Before Ice Cream Sandwich, users were able to see contacts synced directly from Facebook on their devices. Then, policies changed, and synchronization through the first party Facebook app was no longer possible, so people looking for contact syncing had to switch to a third party app in order to keep their contacts up-to-date.

Said third party apps, despite being great, have one big disadvantage: They are unable to get the Email address and phone number from your Facebook friends list. In the last few years, we’ve talked about an almost limitless number of Xposed modules for simple things like turning everything into Hodor (Hodor, Hodor, Hodor!!1oneeleven!) to more complex set of tools like GravityBox. Now, XDA Senior Member agentdr8 created a module to bring the Facebook sync functionality back. Everything is quite simple and requires just few simple steps to be followed. Once again, Xposed shows its potential to change almost anything on your OS.

Before using this module, ensure that your device is rooted and Xposed Framework is installed. After that, install the module, enable it, reboot, and enjoy your updated contact entries in your phone book. To learn more about this module, visit the original thread.


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